The color of the leaves
Is changing their position
They crackle down from above
Smell like autumn, after their transmision
I walk through the wood
They crackle under my foot
Oh, how I wish you were here
I listen to them crunching, when I move on
Don’t stop me now, I must be strong
The wind let my footprints disappear
It is raining
As well in my heart
The colourful carpet
Under a layer of water
To give new life
I look up
I see some sparkles of light
And think, that I will survive
Find me a place
Where we can hide against the rain
Hold my hand
Let me take away your pain
Look for the roof
Where below we are safe for the weather
Lean on me
One day it will be betterFind the colours
That fade away the darknes of hate and fear
Walk with me
The light is near
A branch in autumn
At first sight you might think, it is deadThe leaves are not willing to leave
Their life had just began,when autumn came
Bad plannig, you might say
But it is all okayThey protect the branche, for a while
They give the buds the change to bet strong
Because the winter might be longThe nature is ready for the cold
The rain gets colder, nature hides
And we wear our winter coatWhat will protect us for what has to come
And we shall trow it out
As soon as we feel cozy and warm
Everything looks the same
Unless I look betterThe golden carpet of autumn leaves
Should not be the same
If one colour was missingBe the difference
Turn the wrong in something right
Colour your life
In the darknes, let there be lightTake the compliment, you get
(and you will)
Take it serious
Because it is true, for youLet the smile, that comes to you
(and you get them, I know)
Let it in into your heart
And return it with yoursLet the happiness reflect in your eyes
Be proud at your colour, it fits so nice
Together with mineWe are the carpet, on what we can walk
We are the colours, that tells our storyBe different, be you
It is almost winter
I saw you standing there..
Slowly loosing your leaves
Like I have lost my hair
I came closer, and I did it again
You hugged me, like only you can
You were cold, but not that cold
And instead you were twice as wetStill, I hugged you, and it felt good
The winter will pass, we understood
Sometimes our lives are full of decissions
We constantly need to consider conditions
Shall we do this, shall we do that
I want it all, and I want it now
But how?No matter if you are happy or not
You must make those decisions
Most likely a lotBecause in the end, and after all
You can not have it allMake your choices wise
And try to be nice
To what you have to give upSometimes the price you have to pay
And only you consider if it is worth it
Give it a tryNo matter what your decision is
Consider what is worth for you to miss
Don’t run away in silent or anger
A saying is, you always meet someone twice
What is better then saying it gently and niceDon’t let your heart go bitter and cold
You might feel the hero now
But you will end lonely and cold
No one knows
What tomorrow will bring
Often we think we know
And then there is a new begin
Suddenly we must letting go
Or we change or direction
Find some new affection
The sun shines, instead of rain
You can’t run anymore, restricted by pain
In good or in bad
I think it is a fact
That we can’t change the thngs
That are about to come
Our choices are not for tomorrow
Actually we decide today
Sometimes it is hard, to forget our sorrow
We can not afford our life in delay
The show shall go on
I try to live better
Every day again
And because the future does matter
I give my best today,
as good as I can
On a day
When all seems grey
Colour your lifeWhen the darkness
Slowly strangle you
Unwrap!On a day
That you can’t see any good
Open your eyes!On a day
Like to day
Count your blessingsAnd find the difference
Be the difference
Between the dark
And a spark
When the days get colder
When the sunshine is only spreading lightThen nature goes to sleep
It is not always easy to accept
When the time to go has come
We don’t have it in our hands
When we are called back homeIt’s why I don’t leave you
without saying goodbye
And when we are in a rush
I still owe you a kiss, feel you near by
Feels like eternity
Not a goodbye
A moment of intimacy
When we rush into the darkness
of the day
It is cold outside
A frosen rose coloured bright
The last amazing moment
I look at it
And miss my train
And if it should happen once more
I shall do it again
One of the annual events in our city is the ‚Hanse Fest‘
From ages ago the ‚hanse‘ cities had a prominent role in the countries economy. Lots of traditional handcraft, and trade between the Hanse Cities are based on a long traditon
In our modern times the tradition is transformed to a marketing event for the city, on wht the partner cities (the hansa städte) can presentate themselves with their specialities.
Different then the years before, and as a consequence of the disappointing performance of the ‚hansa fest‘ in the past years, I now went alone. Of course with my camera with me, good company 🙂
And, of course, there were many more photographers, such as Reinbert, who made this picture of me, full in action.
I took a bit time to watch the baking of ‚baumkuchen‘
Under the picture (click on it) is a video of the full process (german!)
Below you will find the photos that I made at the ‚HanseFest‘
Klicke auf den Bilder, für Vergrösserungen und Slide show.
Mehr Info über den Bilder, bei mir .
Kirmes am 27. August. Weit über 30 Grad.
Fackelzug. Dunkel, aber noch immer sehr warm. Respekt für den Schützen und Musiker
Konigsparade, Sunday, August 28th, ‚op de Maat‘, bei bestes Wetter, gute Laune und viele Schützen
Festumzug This year the parade was shortened. Since they normally pass our street, I was waiting at home until the parade to come. Unfortunately they were a few streets further. Next year better, maybe?
The monday parade. Big fun for all in the parade and for ‚us‘ at the street.
Was ich nicht fotografiere …. den Köngsschiessen und der Umzug des neuen Königs… Na ja, da findet man bestimmt auch Bilder davon!
And then it is Tuesday already. The last parades, the last stroll over the funfair. And the firework? They must be elsewhere at the internet 🙂
My impressions you find here
For Photographers the ‚Schützenfest‘ is an endless place for wonderful (and less wonderful) pictures. Look below to see what I mean
Schützenfest means Street life
Schützenfest means flowers
Schützenfest means Humans
Schützenfest means Music
Schützenfest is every year.
Schützenfest is ons Nüss
Keine Galerie ausgewählt, oder die Galerie wurde gelöscht.
Es fing alles an mit regelmässigen Treffen im Südstern, der Kneipe im Dreikönigviertel.
Wenn diese geschlossen wurde, entschlossen sich ein paar Menschen die traditionellen Treffen fortzusetzen.
Seitdem trifft man die bunte Freundestruppe überall in und um Neuss.
Am 3. Juli 2016 kam die Gruppe wieder zusammen. Hauptziel (neben der Geselligkeit) war ein Fotoshoot rund um eine der berühmtesten Neusser Skulpturen, der Eierdieb.
Die Geschichte des Eierdiebs kann man lesen, wenn man auf das Bild hier unten klickt
Ich durfte fotografieren.
Das Hauptziel war (glaube ich) das neue Gruppenfoto.
So kam es zustande
Speziell möchte ich ein paar Menschen erwähnen:
Nicht nur der harte Kern, aber auch der Kern mit Herz. The fabulous 4 …:-D
Pffft, es war schwierig sie alle 4 ‚gut‘ in Bild zu bekommen!
Dann hat der eine die Augen zu, oder guckt nicht …. Schau mal was ich meine
Diese Lach von Rosi ist natürlich ansteckend.
Aber da war mehr zu lachen
Und zum Schlussi… ein Bussi von Uschi
Es war noch lange unruhig, bein den geselligen Nachsitz. Mit Kuchen
und mehr leckeres. für groß und klein
Alle Bilder die ich gemacht habe, stehen hier unten. Klicke auf den Bild für eine großere Wiedergabe.
Lust auf mehr?
Schaue dann mal vorbei bei dem Südstern Freunde Album auf Facebook. Da die Gruppe eine geschlossene Gruppe ist, könnt Ihr die Bilder nur sehenm wenn ihr Mitglied der Gruppe seid.
Das Gruppenalbum findet Ihr –> HIER <–
Wer Lust hat auf gute Laune kann sich bei den Admins anmelden
Juppy, Stefanie, Ingrid.
Wie immer könnt ihr euch auch an mich wenden, mit Fragen oder Wünschen.
One of the absolute highlights and crowded festivities in Düsseldorf is the Japantag, the day that Japan greets and celebrates the friendship with Germany. After London and Paris, Düsseldorf is at the 3rd place in the number of Japanese people living in Europe. There are more then 300 japanese businesses in Düsseldorf, and the ‚Japan Tag‘ has become an important and colourful festival.
People, dressed in the style of the Japanese comics, cultural shows and of course the stalls with food and goodies.
A festival for the people and with the people. Well, almost everyone, that is..
For photographers a wonderful event, people show theirselves and want to be pictured. Well, almost everyone, that is!
The challenge… to get a nice picture without too many people ‚disturbing‘ the photo 🙂
Enjoy the photo’s, there will come more, so check it out soon again!
As most people can admit, being pretty is not easy, it takes effort.
The Japan Day is a huge open air spectacle, and the breaks are often open, and show the people from another site. Sometimes vulnerable.
The pictures in this gallery are NOT to make you laugh about peopl,e, it are respectful captures of a wonderful day, what should have been nothing without these stars, that you here see backstage.
Below a few impressions of the JapanTag 2015. Then it was a rainy one, in 2016 a sunny one
One of the huge street events in our region in Germany is called Karneval, Carnival. The highlights are the street parades that happen 7 weeks before easter.
We are legally allowed to be crazy for a few days, so no one is surprised about finding a lost princess in the street, or being surrounded by devils or witches, or standing behind a pink bunny in the supermarket.
Colourful, fistive. For who likes it. Here some impressions of Karnevall in our city.
Ons Nüss …. Helau
(and for the kids, small and bigger, sweets (Kamelle)